A petition that seeks to put Alaska back under Russian control has garnered more than 18,000 signatures in just a few days — about a fifth of what’s needed to capture a formal White House look.
The petition, called “Alaska Back to Russia,” was created by a resident of Anchorage who declined to list his name, but instead gave only the initials of S.V., United Press International reported.
The petition was first circulated last week and so far, it’s garnered more than 18,000 signatures. If a total of 100,000 sign on by April 20, the Obama administration will supposedly issue a formal response.
The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in 1867.
Full article: Alaska petition to secede to Russia going strong at 18K signers (Washington Times)